Alyssa carson (@nasablueberry
) isn’t just heading for big things — she’s heading straight for mars. the 18-year-old is prepping for the first mission to the red planet as part of space academy @project_possum, a nasa-supported program for citizen scientists, making her the youngest-ever trainee astronaut.
“colonization may not happen in my lifetime, but the beginning definitely will,” she says. “i hope to inspire other kids to follow their dreams, because it definitely doesn’t get much crazier than what i’m doing.” 🚀☄️
this month, we’re looking to the future with #2020vision. follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond). ⚡️
photo by @nasablueberry